C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – January 9-10, 2015

Before the bad weather rolled in, I drove out to Cinder Hills Overlook at Sunset Crater to get some dark sky shots of the comet. The tail was not as prominent as it was from home the night before. After checking out the shots, it looks like it was fanned wider with lots of streamers and detail. The best shots were tracked, 3-minute exposures. I was only able to wrap up with three of those before the Moon crested the horizon and started washing things out.

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) - 9 January 2015 - 10:00 PM (10 January 2015 - 0500 UT)

Despite the tail being more challenging, the coma was still bright, and easily visible to the naked eye.